William King circa 1890.
Public Records Office, Victoria
The case of an African-American sailor who arrived in Melbourne in 1887 illustrates the long history of excessive punishment of Black bodies.
Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?
The forces propelling the fast-foodism of politics are well entrenched.
Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050 ...
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Genetic studies show mingling between populations has been the norm throughout human history.
Westpac has admitted to more than 23 million breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act.
Manufactured home estates are popping up as a "cheaper" option for retirees. But they'll end up costing more, and could be in hazard prone or affected areas.
Photographer: Alex Frayne, from his series ‘The Overseers of Streets’, for the 2020 Head On Photo Festival
When the moratorium on evictions ends, even more Australians will face housing insecurity and homelessness. Beyond the moral and health cases, there's a powerful financial reason to end homelessness.
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A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.
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The IOC has set strict guidelines on protests and political expression, but athletes aren't entirely happy. The question now is whether the two sides can compromise in time for the 2021 Tokyo Games.
In a new survey of 6,100 temporary visa holders, half of Chinese respondents said they have been subjected to racism, while 76% were less likely to recommend Australia as a place to study.
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Two dramatic narratives arc through this documentary that marks 20 years since Cathy Freeman's Olympic triumph: her reflections as an elite athlete, and our experience as a nation of spectators.
When the One Nation leader sent 'gifts' to public housing residents, Australia Post stepped in to make sure they arrived.
As diplomatic relations worsened in recent years, people-to-people ties remained strong. Now, however, it appears even academics and journalists are becoming 'pawns' in a great diplomatic tussle.
The Senate has just announced an inquiry into the use of the Aboriginal flag. Unlike other flags, it is still protected by copyright.
Coronavirus means Australians are not allowed to travel overseas. Since March, only about third of the special requests to leave the country have been granted.
While community transmission remains a challenge, we must understand the effects the pandemic is having on younger adults to design effective public health responses and messaging.
Australian universities face a huge revenue hit from falling international student numbers due to COVID-19 and tensions with China. Some institutions should consider merging rather than downsizing.
A clean energy transition is vital in Australia, but big projects like Forest Wind must take local communities with them.
Bushfires not only destroy things on land, they can also have an impact on our seafood industry including our oyster farms.